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Beautiful Sunset Over Lake Sparkle At Lakes Villages West In Ocala

Check out this beautiful sunset over Lake Sparkle at Lakes Villages West in Ocala. Thanks to Maria for sharing!

Beautiful Sunset Over Lake Sparkle At Lakes Villages West In Ocala
Beautiful Sunset Over Lake Sparkle At Lakes Villages West In Ocala

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Government

E-Verify law once pushed by DeSantis in mega-retirement community goes into effect

Florida is starting off the new year with a law in place aimed at battling the hiring of illegal immigrants – a measure that was once touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a visit to The Villages.

Ocala’s First Friday Art Walk moved to Jan. 8

The First Friday Art Walk will take place in downtown Ocala on Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.

New Year’s Day closure won’t affect residential trash pickup in Ocala

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day but residential trash pickup won’t be affected.

Headlines

Ocala man spends birthday in jail after fight with woman

An Ocala man spent his birthday in jail after he allegedly battered and threatened a woman with a gun and tried to keep her from calling law enforcement.

Dunnellon woman jailed after throwing fit when she can’t work TV

A 52-year-old Dunnellon woman is accused of battering a man in a fit of anger because she couldn’t operate the television.

Ocala Police seeking help in nabbing catalytic converter bandit

Ocala Police officers are asking for the public’s help in nabbing a catalytic converter thief.

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Business

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Plenty of positives despite November’s mixed bag of employment news

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.2 percent in November – up 0.6 percentage point over the month and 2.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

Health inspector shuts down Ocala eatery after finding more than 68 rodent droppings

A health inspector ordered an Ocala restaurant to close its doors recently after finding a large quantity of rodent droppings at the eatery.

Health

18 more local COVID-19 deaths as massive spike in new cases hits Florida

Eighteen more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continued to skyrocket across the local area and the Sunshine State – including more than 400 in Ocala alone.

More than 40,000 Marion County residents have registered for COVID-19 vaccines

More than 211,000 Floridians have been vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus and in Marion County, more than 40,000 residents have registered for the highly sought-after doses.

Florida ends 2020 with biggest spike in COVID-19 cases since pandemic first reported

Florida ended the year Thursday with the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic first hit the Sunshine State in the spring.

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